Bad trip, man:
GENEVA (AP) — Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery grew into a notorious "problem child," died Tuesday. He was 102.
Because LSD exaggerated inner problems and conflicts, Hofmann thought it should be used to recognize and treat mental illness, and he was, well, bummed out by the fact that Timothy Leary and the hippies turned it into a party drug. I saw of a lot of it being used in Fort Hood when I was in the Army, and it was no joke about the exaggeration. If a guy was a little vain, under LSD he'd become a raging narcissist, certain his nose was growing ever bigger. If he was a little distrustful of others, he'd become a paranoid lunatic. It was like a secret personality detector.